The influential civil rights group got its start following a wave of brutal white-led violence against Black people in Springfield, Illinois.
For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Is the public education that Ruby Bridges fought to integrate a relic of the past?
President Trump's image of the suburbs is filled with white people; he wants their votes. But there is another contingent of suburban residents: African Americans, and they're not in his corner.
By removing Kenesaw Mountain Landis' name from the plaques awarded to each league's MVP, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America acknowledged Landis' role in upholding segregation.
Racial, ethnic and class inequities regarding gifted and talented services are found in most school districts.
A strong identity as a scientist is crucial for girls to succeed in STEM fields such as computer science. Are educators recognizing and rewarding the right behaviors?
Black and Asian American communities have been portrayed as in opposition to each other. Multiracial Kamala Harris, both Asian American and Black, represents the potential for coalition building.
While the debates about Kamala Harris’ multiraciality may seem new, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people in the US have received about their racial identities.
Both Black Panther and Beyoncé's Black is King represent a utopian vision of empowerment and connection to Africa.
A landmark study shows chronic stress from racism can lead to loss of brain function in African American women.
In principle, white Americans support efforts to end racism. But in practice, they have long been unwilling to support the fundamental change needed to do that. Will this year's events change that?
The health care inequities suffered by Black Americans today began centuries ago.
For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
These new findings could help explain why Black students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined than other children.
Corporate foundations are no stranger to co-opting social movements aimed at challenging the deep structures of American inequality.
COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African Americans and whites.
Any HBCU closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially hinder the careers of many Black Americans.
Black farmers own far less land than they did in 1910 and the racial gap in homeownership is at the highest level for 50 years.